CHICAGO (Kyodo) -- Seiya Suzuki hit a tiebreaking solo home run in the seventh inning as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Saturday for their sixth consecutive win.
Shohei Ohtani extended his MLB career-best hitting streak to 16 games with an eighth-inning single in the Los Angeles Angels' 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers after signing a one-year, $30 million deal with the Angels for the 2023 season.
Suzuki's homer to left-center off Derek Law, his 14th of the season, broke a 1-1 tie at Wrigley Field. The rookie outfielder pumped his fist as he rounded first base.
"With our pitchers doing well, I wanted us to score one run," Suzuki said of his first home run since he became a father. "It was good because I wanted fans to feel good."
Suzuki went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in the afternoon. He returned from Japan earlier in the week, following a trip home to attend the birth of his first child.
At Angel Stadium, Ohtani singled to left in the eighth after going hitless in his previous three at-bats. The Angels won their sixth straight game.